The Colonial End Game

The Colonial End Game

Sometimes the internet being eternal works to our advantage. Recently, there’s been a dustup in European politics over a three-year old video of now Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni stepping on the third rail of European politics. In that video she openly explained that colonialism in Europe isn’t over and she tied it to African…

Liberating Africa from Poverty Requires Changing Power Relations with the West

Liberating Africa from Poverty Requires Changing Power Relations with the West

Soon after arriving in Oslo, my taxi zigzagged through the city’s well-organized streets and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Large billboards advertised the world’s leading brands in fashion, cars, and perfumes. Yet, amid all the expressions of wealth and plenty, an electronic sign by a bus stop flashed the images of poor-looking African children needing help. Over the…

Analyzing President Putin’s Vision of Russian-African Relations

Analyzing President Putin’s Vision of Russian-African Relations

Interstate and inter-societal cooperation will expand due to their shared views of the global systemic transition and the importance of defending traditional values. Meanwhile, strategic cooperation on democratic-energy-food security will continue, which will lead to Africa’s role in Russian grand strategy rising even further. President Putin elaborated on his vision for Russia’s relations with Africa…

New US Strategy in Africa: Serious Program or Another Bluff?

New US Strategy in Africa: Serious Program or Another Bluff?

On October 12, just a couple of months before the loudly announced US-Africa summit, the White House released a rather lengthy document, “The US Strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa”. It defines Washington’s main objectives on the African continent, and details the goals it intends to pursue and the mechanisms of cooperation.  The novelty of this document…

Germany Is Forced to Give Up Its Ambitions in Africa

Germany Is Forced to Give Up Its Ambitions in Africa

The US and the former European metropolises – France, Britain and Germany – have made desperate efforts in recent years to maintain their neo-colonial positions on the African continent. After all, the Western bloc views Africa primarily from a military-geopolitical and resource-based perspective, with projected prospects for global development. These aspects are viewed through the…